Image of the Day: LCAC 4 in Warfare Training

Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 4 conducts amphibious mobile warfare training with the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

 

Iwo Jima is underway conducting amphibious integration training.

The Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) is a class of air-cushion vehicle (hovercraft) used as landing craft by the United States Navy’s Assault Craft Units and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). They transport weapons systems, equipment, cargo and personnel of the assault elements of the Marine Air/Ground Task Force both from ship to shore and across the beach.

Naval Today Staff, August 07, 2014; Image: U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Shelby M. Tucker

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